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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), places a major emphasis upon the importance of teacher quality in improving student achievement. School districts are required to work with the State Education Agency (SEA) to help ensure that all teachers of core academic subjects and all paraprofessionals meet highly qualified standards.
Highly Qualifed Guidance – U.S. Department of Education – January 16, 2004
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